Thursday, March 12, 2020

Leave a Little Sparkle


Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE - Spring Has Sprung
Color Throwdown #584
Simon Says: Use Some Green
Festive Friday Challenge #FF0054
Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 480
Stamplorations March Stencil Challenge

I had a lot of fun creating today's card. First, I started out by looking at the sketch and my MFT stamps. Also, I was inspired by a card that a DT member created on My Favorite Things' blog post for this sketch. When I figured out what design I wanted for the card. I then went through my collection of die cuts. For the pot of gold, I did a bit of editing with my scissors when it came to the pot. This included when I put the rainbow inside the pot. Which is why I was thankful that the dies I used for the coins were able to hide a little tear in the black cardstock. To create the cloudy background and the grass. I brought out some of my homemade stencils. The stencils were made by taking some 3M Write-on Transparency sheet. Then I used die cuts to cut the edges, which formed the stencils. For the stamping I used my stamp platform. With the clouds I had to use a bit of less tacky glue to help keep them in place while I stamped. As for the SPARKLE stamp, I stamped that on vellum. So to begin, I used my powder tool as I knew I would be heat embossing. And I didn't want any stray embossing powder on the vellum. When the stamping was done, I poured the embossing powder and then heat it up with my heating gun.

While putting the card together. I realized that the clouds that say WHEREVER and YOU GO needed a bit of separation. So first I took out my pencil and traced around the area where the lowest cloud goes over the middle cloud. Then I brought out my marker and traced over the pencil line. And finally I erased the pencil line. Most of the adhesive was glue for the card. Although for the sun and vellum piece, I used my Xyron. And for the clouds and some of the coins, I used 3M foam tape.

Stamps: MFT Meant to Sparkle
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Vellum, Black
Ink: Letter it Embossing ink, CTMH Intense Black, Carolina, Green Apple
Accessories: Spectrum Noir Triblend Ice Blue, Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder, Joy Crafts Clouds, MFT Puffy Clouds, QuicKutz Nesting Circles, Tonic What's Brewing, homemade stencils (MFT Grassy Edges, SU! Rainbow Builder Framelits)

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Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,


  1. So cute. We need to all leave some sparkle.

  2. What an adorable card! This is such a sweet sentiment! LOVE it! Thank you for sharing at Festive Friday this week!

  3. Super cute card! Love the pot of gold and rainbow! Thank you for playing along with the Festive Friday Challenge!

  4. Such a happy and fun card! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!